To Men

DESCRIPTION: Young men are are concerned with their clothes, their snuff, and drink while they slight lasses. When courting they are "puffed up with pride" and "gar the siller flee" but after marriage "the hoose it is tae build the siller is tae borrow"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage warning clothes money drink drugs nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig 150, p. 1, "The Young Men" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 649, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "To Men" (5 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #6078
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Sheffield Apprentice" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
What Means Now A' the Young Men?
I Wonder All Ye Young Men
Oh What Do All the Young Men Mean
File: GrD3649

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